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1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852
Richard Askew

Richard Askew

Tuesday, May 16th, 1939 - Friday, August 16th, 2019
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Richard Askew,80, passed away on Friday morning August 16th at his daughter's home in Princetown,NY.

Born and educated in Rotterdam, Richard was the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth "Betty" (Sakacs) Askew and a graduate of Draper High School in Rotterdam.

A former member of the Army National Guard, Richard worked for the Golub Corporation for over 30 years prior to his retirement. A former member of the Rotterdam Eagles, Richard was an advid hunter who enjoyed fishing, cooking and his garden.

Predeceased by his first wife Pearl (Hebert) Askew in 1980, Richard was also predeceased by his daughter,Catherine DeGenaro and his brother Arthur "Bill" Askew.

Richard is survived by his wife of 31 years, Thelma (McBurney) Askew who he married in June of 1988, his daughters, Linda Moran(John) of Saratoga and Christine Volans(Charles) of Princetown, his brother, Andrew "Paul" Askew of Amsterdam, his son-in-law,Mike DeGenaro of Rotterdam, 9 grandchildren,5 great grandchildren and several niece and nephews.

A service to celebrate of Richard's life will be held on Wednesday evening August 21st at 7 pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady,NY. A visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 pm prior to the service.A second service to celebrate Richard's life will be held on September 28, 2019 at 2 pm at 1469 Gifford's Church Road, Schenectady, NY Please contact Christine or Linda with any questions)

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Bond Funeral Home
    Address
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    SCHENECTADY, NY 12306
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Bond Funeral Home
    Address
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    SCHENECTADY, NY 12306
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A second service to celebrate Richard's life will be held on September 28, 2019 at 2 pm at 1469 Gifford's Church Road, Schenectady, NY Please contact Christine or Linda with any questions)
    Officiant
    Rev. John Califano

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Debby Mullaney

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Chris and family - we are so very sorry for your loss. Debby & Mike Mullaney
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Dave Witter

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I knew Richie many years ago when we worked at Golub in the Maintenance Dept. It was early in my career and we often worked together resetting racks and painting floor slots. Often time spent sharing drinks at The Trotout Inn. I enjoyed Richie's spirit and humor. I am very sorry for your loss.
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Kim Leonard

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Thank you Uncle Rich for always being a second father to me and all the love and wonderful memories.
Love you and miss you deeply
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